The Epic of the Kings (RLE Iran B): Shah-Nama the national epic of Persia

1st Edition

Ferdowsi

Routledge
Published February 28, 2011
Reference - 450 Pages
ISBN 9780415608527 - CAT# Y113168
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Iran

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Summary

‘Among the many national poets of historical Persia, Ferdowsi is perhaps the greatest...In this superb translation of the epic, the Western reader would not fail to discern clear equivalents of chapters in Genesis, The Odyssey, Paradise Lost or the Canterbury Tales.’ Islamic Review
The Shah-nama is the national epic poem of Persia. Written in the tenth century it contains the country’s myths, legends and historic reminiscences. This edition makes available a valuable prose translation selecting the most representative parts of the original including the stories of Rustum, the giant hero and his son Sohrab.

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